PAULA'S SOUTHAMPTON BLOG: WHAT HAPPENED??? I HAVE 4 DEALS GOING AND IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE HAMPTONS!!!

WHAT HAPPENED??? I HAVE 4 DEALS GOING AND IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE HAMPTONS!!!

OH! CHRISTMAS TREE...WHAT'S HAPPENED??? I HAVE 4 DEALS GOING AND IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE HAMPTONS!!! Never have I had customers during the Holidays---especially at Hannuka or Christmas time. Yet, here I am at 3:00 in the afternoon waiting for an architect, to meet him at a house that I just may get an offer on.

This is the 3rd deal in the last 2 weeks and there are more in the pipeline....I don't want to stop! I have WINTER TIME HOUSING been waiting for this moment for 3 years and now it appears we have hit the bottom and are slowly but surely beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The Hamptons is notoriously empty at the Holiday time--especially the real estate offices! This is the time to travel for many agents. I remain here, hard at work and there are buyers out there!

Since September 18, 2008, I have been watching as deals barely came together, maybe 2 good deals a year and that was it!! Now, I have to stay around because someone is apt to pop up out here, just to find a house. I had a young couple come from Texas last Friday, just to spend a half day to find a house, and they did!!! This is so unlike the Hamptons that I am almost suspicious; at least I would be suspicious except I haven't had time to give it much thought because I have been so busy!

CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!How long will this go on? Will I be showing houses on Christmas Eve??? Will I have customers bidding on houses through the New Year?.........I certainly hope so......!!

 

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Southamtpon Village Real Estate Specialist since 1995;  Also Specializes in North Sea, Noyac, Water Mill and Bridgehampton, New York

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Comment balloon 19 commentsPaula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA • December 21 2010 06:17PM

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I love it!!!   Shows that if you work hard good things will happen!!!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 8 years ago

It would seem as though you are complaining about having business during an otherwise slow time of year? interesting but I think you are happy.

Posted by Jeremy Gryvatz (RealWorks Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

I'll tell you why: you are a great agent and you work hard!  Merry Christmas

Posted by Kathleen Frawley, South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404 (Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento) over 8 years ago

Good for you, Paula.  You are seeing the rewards from all of that hard work!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 8 years ago

It is good sometimes that you are the only one really working out there this week!  Thank goodness you answer the phone!  Happy Holidays to you!

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) over 8 years ago

I know! It has totally been an amazing December! Congratulations to you!! Here's to a wonderful new year!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 8 years ago

Business has been good in Texas this December also Paula.

Posted by Ron Wickes (Keller Williams - Broker Associate) over 8 years ago

The word didn't get to the Hamptons.  It's Christmas.  Lucky so and so.  I am actually showing property on the 29th and can barely find anyone around on the listing side to be there.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 8 years ago

Keep pushing! Full steam ahead.

Posted by Tim Kennedy, NMLS #26323 / 516-729-6040 (US Mortgage Coporation) over 8 years ago

Let's hope this is the start of something big...I'm busy too.  I love starting the year with a few January closings--it's a good omen.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

If we forget about how it is supposed to be in this crazy market, and just enjoy (as you are) what is, maybe we'll never have times that we presume will be slow- just happy to still be doing what we want to be doing. It is certainly busier- this, the week before Christmas? Thanks, Santa! :)

Oh- and don't stop and think about it- just do it!

Posted by Laurie Mindnich over 8 years ago

Deborah: I guess so! I have not stopped since the summer! I have a record number of sales this year and can't wait for next!

Jeremy: Now, Does it really sound like I am complaining??? Well, think again, I am humming Alleluia as I am writing this! :)

Kathleen: Thank You!!! That is the nicest thing anyone could say right now!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Paula, just enjoy this and expect it to continue into next year. I would be flabbergasted myself if things turned around for me like that at such an unexpected time of the year. But I definitely wouldn't want to jinx it in any way.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 8 years ago

Congrats to you. It will make for an amazing start to your 2011!!

Posted by Andres Munar, Experience The Difference (Keystone Alliance Mortgage ) over 8 years ago

Dagny: And back at you too!! I think you are a hard worker--I get that from your posts!

Karen: Happy Holidays to you too! I am not the only one out here working but not many other agents stayed home for them.....

Joni: Sounds like you are busy too! Let's toast to a great 2011 too!

Ron: Good--I have 2 customers coming from texas to buy here! Something in the water??? :)

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Jane: That is what I am finding; many agents are gone until after  New Years Eve!

Tim: thanks for the encouraging words!

Norma: I have found that is the case--if January is good the rest of the year follows!

Laurie: You said it! Don't give it any thought---it will all unfold. I have been so busy and I have family coming for Christmas; I ahve not put up a tree yet!!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

William: Do you think I have jinxed it by writing this???? No way! I hope you are doing well rght now too:)

Andres: Lets hope so; I hope your business is bubbling away as well!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

That is soooooooooo great.  All your hard work is paying off.Hoping AR has been a help to you.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 8 years ago

Debbie: it certianly has! I get so many people who contact me now from my blogging that it is getting very busy! Not all my customers come from A but I use it as a tool when I first start working with buyers especially--it helps me to explain about the area and people are catching on to blogging and they appreciate that they can go and read what I have written.

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

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